Samsung sacks mobile design chief after tepid reception for Galaxy S5

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  • Reply 21 of 80
    daveinpublicdaveinpublic Posts: 633member
    ""As a designer, there's an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I'm the one who made it," Lee said in 2012"

    That's funny - I thought they said it was just a rounded rectangle.
  • Reply 22 of 80
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    Sacked?? According to the source article they didn't fire him.

    "Chang Dong-hoon offered to resign last week and will be replaced by Lee Min-hyouk, vice president for mobile design, a Samsung spokeswoman said on Thursday...
    Chang, a former professor who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will continue to lead Samsung's design center espionage unit which overseas its overall design strategy."

    There fixed it for you. :D
  • Reply 23 of 80
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,927member
    They are clueless when it comes to industrial design. Until Apple does another paradigm shift they have no idea what's next. Keep adding features is what future means to them.
  • Reply 24 of 80
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
    genovelle wrote: »
    netmage wrote: »
    Seems more like a promotion than a sack - why not fix the headline?
    How is having one of your titles and most visible responsibilities striped a promotion.  He already had the other title but was replace as the designer of the product that they clearly thinking is most important with the crazy money they spent on trying to stupefy the American public. Its a sack.  They just need him to keep up the lies in the courtrooms.  A pissed off ex employee just wouldn't work out for them.    

    Follow the money ... e.g., Being head of Chevrolet [Division] is worth more, and pays more, than being head of Cadiddliac [Division].
  • Reply 25 of 80
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Man, Scott Forstall just cannot get a break!... Samsung sacks mobile design chief.
  • Reply 26 of 80
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    I guess Samsung's "Next Big Thing" didn't turn out to be that "Big" after all.
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  • Reply 28 of 80
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    His favorite design tool was a copier.
  • Reply 29 of 80
    mr beansmr beans Posts: 9member
    Korean Corporate culture at it's finest .... Samdung.
  • Reply 30 of 80
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,369member

    No, but the fact that they choose that naming convention speaks volumes to their desire to copy the iPhone at every turn.

  • Reply 31 of 80
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    From the dictionary in Mavericks:

    3 (the sack) informal dismissal from employment:

    He hasn't been dismissed from employment at all, so AI are lying by stating something as fact, which isn't.
  • Reply 32 of 80
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,779member

    Samsung Insider...

  • Reply 34 of 80
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,398member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post



    "Chang Dong-hoon offered to resign last week and will be replaced by ...."

    Surely, you've worked in a corporation before? If so, you know what the phrase "...offered to resign..." means?!

     

    It's the other corporate variant of the classic "...for personal reasons...".

  • Reply 35 of 80
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NetMage View Post



    Seems more like a promotion than a sack - why not fix the headline?

    yeah he is going on to design ships and washing machine for Samsung.

     

    The problem is the fact the Samsung force him to come out with designs faster than apple was so not to appear they were copying anymore, since he had nothing to copy from he failed since a copier can not copy anything if it not on the glass to to copy.

  • Reply 36 of 80
    "Design Thief" more like it. ShameSung feels the heat. Is it a coincidence that apple calls their iPhone "5S" and shamesung flips the letters around and makes it into S5, their phone.
  • Reply 37 of 80
    un_plugun_plug Posts: 25member
    @netmage
    Agreed not just misleading headline, factually incorrect. "Sacked" means fired. He is not fired at all, if anything it does sound like a promotion.
  • Reply 38 of 80
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by un_plug View Post



    @netmage

    Agreed not just misleading headline, factually incorrect. "Sacked" means fired. He is not fired at all, if anything it does sound like a promotion.

    have to agree, but no one really get fired from Samsung, unless they get arrested by their government but I suspect they are still on the payroll even while in jail.

  • Reply 39 of 80
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    But who will know when to buy the toner for the photocopiers?

    Sammie should rethink this.

    "Thursday's move comes after a number of publications criticized the S5's construction. The Wall Street Journal said the Galaxy S5's textured back was reminiscent of a Band-Aid, while the International Business Times led with the headline "Samsung Galaxy S5: Looks Cheap, Feels Cheap."
    "

    Ouch, the WSJ picked up on the bandaid theme?

    8-)
  • Reply 40 of 80
    joshajosha Posts: 901member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 512ke View Post



    Why would they fire the guy when they are spending a lot of money to promote the design of their flagship phone? They just gave a big presentation about the design of the S5 and how it's like a diamond etc. And they just released the ad campaign highlighting all the glowing reviews from Business Insider etc. They're too smart to undercut all that by firing the phone's designer. It must be a promotion as a reward for making the S5 such an awesome industrial design object.



    It's all about recovery from a failure phone.  Change the leadership, promote the slow selling product and move on.

    Didn't Samsung say in court their phones were not as good as the iPhone?

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